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Habitat NOVA and ArtInsights Present There’s No Place Like Home: Official Art of the Wizard of Oz

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Nathan Petrillo
Habitat NOVA, 703-521-9890

Leslie Combemale
ArtInsights, 703-478-0778

ARTINSIGHTS PARTNERS WITH HABITAT FOR HUMANITY AND WARNER BROS. FOR 75th ANNIVERSARY ART SHOW “THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME:  OFFICIAL ART OF THE WIZARD OF OZ

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Reston, Va. (Aug. 8, 2014) - ArtInsights Animation and Film Art Gallery is teaming up with Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia for an exhibit and sale of official The Wizard of Oz art, showing interpretive artwork from the classic movie by carefully selected film artists chosen to represent a wide diversity of imagery and artistic styles. In honor of the Hollywood premiere of The Wizard of Oz on August 15, 1939, all are invited to an open house from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, August 15, as well as to an event featuring official Warner Bros. artist Andrea Alvin on Sunday, August 17, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at ArtInsights, located in the Reston Town Center in Reston, VA. Ten percent of profits from sales of The Wizard of Oz art sold during the exhibit will be donated to Habitat for Humanity, as well as all money raised from the raffle during its opening weekend and a silent auction running until the end of the show. The exhibit, entitled “There’s No Place Like Home,” will be on display through September 15.  For more information, please contact ArtInsights at 703-478-0778 or visit www.ArtInsights.com.

Through Warner Bros., a collection of highly regarded artists have been commissioned to create images inspired by the film for art collectors and film fans. John Alvin, cinema artist responsible for the movie posters for E.T., Blade Runner, and The Lion King, created images prior to his death in 2008, and they will now be seen in public for the first time at this special exhibit at ArtInsights. His wife and partner at Alvin & Associates, Andrea Alvin, has also created art and will make a special guest appearance during the opening weekend of the exhibit and sale. She has hand-embellished two of her The Wizard of Oz limited edition art pieces, making them unique and highly collectible. One of the art pieces, “Startling Stories: Wicked Witch,” will be part of the raffle and the other, “Startling Stories: Tin Man,” will be available through the silent auction. Other artists on exhibit include Steve Chorney, the poster artist for the Who Framed Roger Rabbit? one-sheet, and Dan Killen, concept artist on Space Jam and The Iron Giant.

“We are proud and excited to be the gallery celebrating the actual anniversary of such a classic film,” says ArtInsights owner Leslie Combemale. “The quote, ‘There’s no place like home,’ has so much resonance when thinking of affordable housing.  We always love involving charity in our exhibits, now collectors can enjoy inspiring images from one of their favorite films and do good at the same time.”  ArtInsights adds the official art of The Wizard of Oz to a collection of film art, all created by licensed and most distinguished artists working in the film industry today.

For more information about the gallery exhibit and opening benefitting Habitat for Humanity, go to artinsights.com. Find out more about the “There’s No Place Like Home” campaign at http://thewizardofoz.com/Habitat. To buy raffle tickets or find out more about Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia, go to http://habitatnova.org/event/theres-no-place-like-home/ or call 703-521-9890.

ABOUT HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA
Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia’s unique model of affordable housing is focused on home ownership. Habitat homeowners secure a no-interest mortgage, while the non-profit secures corporate sponsorship, in-kind donations, and volunteer labor to make the home affordable. Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia (Habitat NOVA) was founded in 1990, and to date has built 80 homes, rehabilitated 4 homes and repaired 20 homes, benefiting more than 400 people. As a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, Habitat NOVA serves the counties of Fairfax and Arlington and the Cities of Falls Church, Fairfax, and Alexandria. More information is available at www.habitatnova.org.

ABOUT ARTINSIGHTS ANIMATION AND FILM ART GALLERY
ArtInsights, established in 1994, is a privately owned gallery located just outside of Washington, DC at Reston Town Center, in Virginia. The gallery presents important images from the 20th and 21st century film art genre, including original art from the masters of film and moving entertainment. From film campaign artists to concept and layout artists to animators, ArtInsights represents a wide collection from the giants and up and comers of film art. With over 30 years experience, the owners work with their worldwide collector base to build and insure the integrity of their collections. They sell rare images used in production as well as original commissions which are often used to create official limited editions.  ArtInsights exclusively represents the original art of John Alvin, Ciara McAvoy, Casey Robin, and Ben Curtis Jones, and also exhibits Tim Rogerson, Jim Salvati, Mike Kungl, Chuck Jones, Christian Waggoner, Steve Chorney, Mary Grandpre and and many other artists made famous by their work for the major Hollywood studios. Featured studios include Disney, Warner Bros., Paramount, and 20th Century Fox, in a display of images from the best classic movies and animated features of the last 100 years as well as newer classics like Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Star Trek. You can see more on their website, and learn more on their web magazine, as well as hear movie reviews by owner Leslie Combemale’s alter ego, Cinema Siren, on over 600 Patch sites nationwide or through artinsightsmagazine.com. ArtInsights Animation and Film Art Gallery is located at 11921 Freedom Drive, Reston, VA 20190. For more information, call 703-478-0778 and visit www.ArtInsights.com.

ABOUT WARNER BROS. CONSUMER PRODUCTS
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

THE WIZARD OF OZ and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Turner Entertainment Co.(s14)

 

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Habitat Herald – July 2014

Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia’s July 2014 newsletter:
Click here to view PDF copy of newsletter

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ReStore Alexandria is Moving!

ReStore customers: Our ReStore in Alexandria is relocating! This is our last week at 7770 Richmond Highway. Be sure to stop by to score great deals on our remaining inventory before we relocate. We will be closing this location at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 26.

ReStore Alexandria will soon be moving to the West End neighborhood in the City of Alexandria. The new ReStore will be larger than the previous one, so we will be able to provide you with more merchandise, deals and an even better selection than before! More information on the new location and Grand Opening event will be posted soon!

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Habitat NOVA Selected to Participate in NAP Tax Credit Program

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Media Contact:
Nathan Petrillo
Marketing & Communications Manager
Habitat NOVA
703-521-9890 Ext. 105

Habitat NOVA Selected to Participate in Neighborhood Assistance Program

Virginia Program Offers Tax Credits to Donors Supporting Non-profits Serving the Needy

ARLINGTON, Va. (July 2, 2014): Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia (Habitat NOVA) is pleased to announce its recent acceptance into the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) run by the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Department of Social Services. This program offers tax credits for donations to approved non-profit organizations in Virginia that serve the needy.

“We’re excited to participate in NAP this year,” said Rev. Jon Smoot, Habitat NOVA’s executive director. “This program offers substantial state tax credits to our donors, who are supporting our mission to build safe, decent and affordable homes in Northern Virginia.”

Using the program, individual donors who give at least $500 may be eligible for a Virginia tax credit of 65 percent of the value of their total contribution between July 1, 2014, and December 31, 2014, or between January 1, 2015, and June 30, 2015.

NAP tax credits are also available to businesses and trusts. The minimum donation from an eligible business or trust is $616.

The Virginia Department of Social Services allocated tax credits to more than 200 charities that participate in NAP. Those interested in making a donation to Habitat NOVA should call 703-521-9890 to determine the amount of NAP tax credits available. Tax credits are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Donors must also complete Part I and II of the NAP Contribution Notification Form, and send it with all supporting documentation to Habitat NOVA to reserve their credits before making a donation. Habitat NOVA will complete the form and submit it to the Virginia Department of Social Services, which will send a tax credit certificate to the donor.

To learn more about the NAP tax credits or to download the NAP Contribution Notification Form, please visit: http://www.dss.virginia.gov/community/nap.cgi.

About Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia

Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia’s unique model of affordable housing is focused on home ownership. Habitat homeowners secure a no-interest mortgage, while the non-profit secures corporate sponsorship, in-kind donations and volunteer labor to make the home affordable. Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia (Habitat NOVA) was founded in 1990, and to date has built 80 homes, rehabilitated 4 homes and repaired 20 homes, benefiting more than 400 people. As a local, self-sustaining affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, Habitat NOVA serves the counties of Fairfax and Arlington and the Cities of Falls Church, Fairfax and Alexandria. Learn more at www.habitatnova.org.

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Thanks for Making Do More 24 a Big Success for Habitat NOVA

Thanks to our generous donors, Habitat NOVA raised $1,100 in 24 hours on June 19. Habitat NOVA participated in The United Way of the National Capital Area’s Do More 24™ giving event. The annual fundraiser, which benefits local nonprofit organizations, is only open for 24 hours online, during which donors can make gifts. Do More 24 awarded prizes to organizations throughout the day, in categories such as number of donations.

Do More 24 raised $1.1 million for nonprofits in our area. Thank you to everyone who donated to Habitat NOVA and helped spread the word! The donations will continue to help Habitat NOVA provide a “hand up” to home ownership, so that we can build a better community together.

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Habitat NOVA Seeks AmeriCorps Construction Assistant

Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia (Habitat NOVA) is searching for a Construction Assistant through the AmeriCorps program.

 Responsibilities of the position:

  • Direct and train volunteers and partner families on construction and repair sites
  • Provide on-site orientations and safety discussions to volunteers and partner families
  • Participate in carrying out construction tasks on a daily basis
  • Help manage materials on site and at the affiliate warehouse
  • Pick up and gather materials needed for projects
  • Maintain site safety by demonstrating safe practices, educating volunteers and partner families, and monitoring construction site
  • Use volunteer management techniques to facilitate positive experiences for volunteers and partner families working on site
  • Complete the reporting and timesheet requirements of the AmeriCorps program in a timely, accurate and thorough manner
  • Arrive on time and ready to promote the mission, goals and values of Habitat NOVA and the AmeriCorps program

We are looking for a team-oriented individual! It is essential to be a great communicator who is comfortable building and fostering relationships with our staff, volunteers, partner families and the community. Additionally, it is important to be a self-starter, someone who can look beyond what is asked and anticipate what needs to be done. A desire to gain construction knowledge and skills is crucial.

This is an 11-month commitment beginning in late August and ending in July 2015.  Benefits include a monthly stipend, education award, health benefits and a monthly housing supplement.

Interested? Please email Erica Painter at epainter@habitatnova.org.

The application can be found here: http://www.habitat.org/job/americorps-national

 

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Support Habitat NOVA on June 19

Thanks to our generous donors, Habitat NOVA raised more than $5,800 through Spring2ACTion in 24 hours on April 9. Did you want to participate, but missed it?

Don’t worry – you’ll have another opportunity soon. On June 19, support Habitat NOVA during the upcoming Do More 24™ online, one-day fundraiser.

To donate, click on the following link on June 19: https://domore24.org/#npo/habitat-for-humanity-of-northern-virginia.

 Do More 24

 

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Volunteers Work to Expand Habitat NOVA Women Build

A few weeks ago, just before Mother’s Day, Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia (Habitat NOVA) participated in National Women Build Week. Thirty women volunteered on two Habitat NOVA sites, painting siding on one site, and performing interior rehab work and landscaping on another site. A local news radio station, WNEW 99.1 FM, highlighted their efforts on May 7 at the Douglass Avenue site, featuring interviews with our Volunteer Manager Erica Painter and Sandlot Crew volunteer Gretchen Boyland.

Habitat NOVA Women Build volunteers at Douglass Avenue site on May 7, 2014.

Women Build volunteers at the Douglass Avenue build site on May 7.

What’s more exciting is that our volunteers are working to expand our Women Build program to provide opportunities year-round. Habitat NOVA’s Women Build program will provide opportunities for local women to build safe, decent and affordable homes for other women and their families in Northern Virginia. The program is open to all women, whether they have construction experience or not, who are interested in actively addressing the problem of families in substandard housing in our area.

Thanks to Mary Carson, committed faculty and administrators from MarymountUniversity, and the Habitat NOVA Women Build Steering Committee, the expanding program will bring together even more women to address the need for affordable home ownership opportunities. Those with construction skills educate other women who want to learn or strengthen building skills. The committee also needs additional volunteers to lead fundraising, marketing and communications, and event planning efforts. Those interested in serving on the committee should contact Erica Painter at epainter@habitatnova.org. The program is a great opportunity for local women to help other women and their families – one home at a time.

 -Rev. Jon Smoot, Habitat NOVA Executive Director

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Habitat Herald – May/June 2014

Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia’s May/June 2014 newsletter:
May-June 2014 Newsletter PDF

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Habitat Herald April 2014

Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia’s April newsletter.

(2014)

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